Cancer diagnosis is something which must be made accurately and at the earliest point possible to give you or a loved one the best chance of recovery. If a medical professional makes a mistake and gives an incorrect or late diagnosis then it means that your cancer could become more difficult to treat, it may have spread, and in some cases it may become terminal. This is a form of medical negligence, and as such, if you have received a cancer misdiagnosis, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Jackson Boyd Lawyers is a firm of dedicated lawyers who specialise in dealing with medical negligence claims, including cancer misdiagnosis. Our experience means that we will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve to be able to live a comfortable life. We offer a friendly professional service, offering you complete confidentiality, as well as someone you can feel at ease speaking to. Our team will help you with your case from start to finish, and will be here to provide the support you need. We offer a no-win, no-fee service, so contact us today on 01412496903.
If your cancer has been misdiagnosed as a result of medical negligence, then we may be able to help you make a compensation claim. We can help those who have been misdiagnosed or have received delayed diagnosis of:
- Breast Cancer
- Bowel Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Making a claim ensure that you receive the compensation which will help make life easier for you and your family.
Although breast cancer comes with some well-known early warning signs, it can often go undiagnosed by doctors. If you have experienced a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Medical negligence in diagnosing breast cancer can come in the form of a failure to:
- Refer you to a specialist, or refer you for the relevant CT/MRI scans
- Investigate your symptoms properly
- Perform a biopsy
We offer representations to families of those who have passed away as a result of the misdiagnosis of breast cancer. We work to ensure that families receive answers and compensation from those responsible.
Bowel cancer can be difficult to detect early because its symptoms typically don’t develop until the later stages. Medical professionals have a responsibility to act quickly after symptoms develop.
Often bowel cancer will be misdiagnosed as something less serious, or diagnosed too late for it to be successfully treated. Medical negligence in misdiagnosing bowel cancer can come from a failure to:
- Recognise the symptoms of your illness
- Diagnose your bowel cancer correctly
- Refer you to a specialist for treatment
- Carry out the right test to discover or monitor your illness.
As well as making sure you get the right compensation, we will make sure that you have access to the support and care that you deserve.
The most effective way of spotting cervical cancer is by going for regular screenings. If you doctor fails to spot the signs of cervical cancer at one of these screenings, then you may have been the victim of medical negligence.
The misdiagnosis of cervical cancer often comes in the form of symptoms being misdiagnosed as menopause or heavy periods. If you received a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cervical cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
Lung cancer is a common form of cancer that can be treated if found early. If you think that you received a delayed diagnosis, then you may have been the victim of medical negligence.
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of lung cancer can come if your doctor failed to:
- Link your symptoms to lung cancer
- Give you the correct tests
- Provide the correct treatment after diagnosis
- Refer you to a specialist
If your doctor failed to perform any of the above steps correctly, then you may be entitled to compensation.
While our understanding of ovarian cancer improves daily, it is still common to hear of cases of women who have been misdiagnosed or received incorrect treatment. As symptoms don’t show until the later stages, it is important for doctors to make sure you receive treatment immediately.
You may be entitled to compensation if:
- You were misdiagnosed
- The correct tests weren’t carried out
- You weren’t referred to a specialist
- Blood tests weren’t taken
- Scans were wrongly interpreted
- There was no biopsy, or the biopsy was misread
Symptoms for pancreatic cancer often don’t show in the early stages, making it difficult to diagnose.
You may be entitled to make a claim if:
- Your cancer was misdiagnosed
- Doctors missed symptoms of your illness
- Tests were wrongly interpreted
- The wrong surgery was performed
- The correct procedures weren’t followed.
Negligent treatment of pancreatic cancer can have devastating effects, and it is important to treat it properly. If you have been misdiagnosed or received a delayed diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, contact us today.
Prostate cancer can be a devastating diagnosis for you and family members. Failure to diagnosis it early can make the outcome worse, and may mean that you are entitled to compensation.
Misdiagnosis of prostate cancer can include:
- Urinary tract infections
- Enlarged Prostate
Skin cancer can be very treatable if found early. If not spotted early, then it can spread and become more serious.
If you have a mole or lump which displays any of the following symptoms and you were not diagnosed, you may be due compensation:
- Changing colour or size
- Displaying an asymmetrical shape
Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer for men aged 25-49. It has a high survival rate and can be treated effectively if diagnosed early. If not diagnosed, then it can spread and become difficult to treat.
You may be entitled to compensation if your doctor failed to:
- Offer you an examination
- Diagnose you
- Refer you to a specialist
- Perform an accurate biopsy
Our team of lawyers are here to help you through every step of your claim. Our expertise in medical negligence claims means you know that you are in safe hands. Our no-win, no-fee service makes sure that our clients get the compensation they need to live the best quality life they can. To speak to a member of our team, call 01412496903, or complete our online contact form.
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